Swiss regional carrier Darwin Airline is to start flying from Cambridge airport.
Flights to Amsterdam, Paris, Milan and Geneva will be run in a codeshare partnership with SkyTeam alliance member Alitalia from September 2.
Darwin Airline will offer up to 50 flights a week to and from Cambridge including 24 weekly flights to and from Amsterdam; 12 weekly flights to and from Paris Charles De Gaulle; eight weekly flights to and from Milan Malpensa, and six weekly services to and from Geneva.
Lead-in fares to all destinations start at £119 one-way and £159 return.
The routes will be operated by the airline’s 50-seat SAAB 2000 regional aircraft.
Darwin Airline chief executive Maurizio Merlo said: “As we expand within Europe, the UK is a key market for us to further establish and we are delighted to open our new base in the heart of east England.
“Cambridge is at the forefront of several business sectors and spearheading the UK’s economic growth – it is thriving and vibrant, one of the UK’s most valuable and affluent markets.”
Steve Jones, managing director of aviation services for airport owner Marshall, said, “The opening of this new and exciting base by Darwin Airline is a strategic step in our development of Cambridge as a regional international airport.
“This puts our city firmly on the international transport map, making it easier for people from around the world to get here.
“As an established regional carrier in Europe, we feel that Darwin Airline is the perfect partner for Cambridge airport going forward, offering long term expertise, award-winning service and global connectivity.”
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